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Conditions Shock Wave Therapy Treat

Some of the conditions that Shock Wave Therapy can cure are listed as follows-

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendonopathy
  • Retrocalcaneal Bursitis
  • Lateral Epicondylosis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylosis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Calcific Tendonitis (Supraspinatus tendon)
  • Patellar Tendinosis (Jumper’s Knee)
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Chronic Stress
  • Hip Pain
  • Heel Spurs
  • Jumper’s Knee
  • How does Shock Wave Therapy Work?

    Shock wave therapy boosts the healing process in the body by stimulating metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. Strong energy pulses are applied to the affected area. These pulses occur for a short period, creating micro-cavitation bubbles that expand and burst. The force created by these bubbles penetrates tissue and stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing. In some cases, shockwave therapy is most effective, especially when the human body is unable to heal itself on its own.

    What is Shock Wave Therapy?

    Shockwave therapy is a multi-disciplinary device used in orthopaedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, urology and veterinary medicine that offers fast pain relief and mobility restoration. It is a non-surgical therapy that does not depend on harmful pain relievers for a speedy recovery and cures various indications causing acute or chronic pain.

    What can We Expect from a Shock Wave Therapy Session?

    One session usually takes around 10-15 minutes to administer, depending on the disorder being cured. Usually, 3-5 treatment session is necessary, with one session being done every 5-10 days. The standard protocol indicates 3 sessions to be completed for optimal long-term results, even when you feel good after the first session. After the treatment sessions are over, the injured area will continue to heal for 6-12 weeks, with maximum recovery happening approximately 3 months after the treatment ends.

    Benefits of Shock Wave Therapy

    High-energy acoustic waves are used in shockwave therapy to interact with tissues causing overall medical effects of accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, analgesia and mobility restoration. This therapy is used to treat chronic, sub-acute and acute conditions.
    Some of the benefits of Shockwave therapy are as follows-

  • New blood vessel formation- The flow of nutrient blood is necessary to start and maintain the repair processes of damaged tissue. The application of acoustic waves creates capillary micro-ruptures in tendons and bones.
  • Reversal of chronic inflammation- Mast cells are one of the key elements of the inflammatory process. Their activity may be increased by using pervasive acoustic waves.
  • Stimulation of Collagen Production- The production of a sufficient amount of collagen is necessary for the repair of the damaged myoskeletal and ligament structures. Shockwave therapy accelerates procollagen synthesis.
  • Dissolution of Calcified fibroblasts- Calcium build-up is the result of micro-tears or other trauma to a tendon. Acoustic waves break up the existing calcifications.
  • Dispersion of Pain Mediator “substance P”- Substance P is a neurotransmitter that mediates pain information through the C-fibers. This neuropeptide is generally associated with intense, persistent and chronic pain.
  • Release of Trigger Points- Trigger points are the principal cause of pain in the back, neck, shoulder and limbs. Delivered acoustic energy unblocks the calcium pump and thus reverses the metabolic crisis in the myofilaments and releases the trigger point.

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